NursingCAS Dispatch

Stay Connected & Informed

Welcome to the NursingCAS Dispatch – a monthly newsletter intended to keep you up to date with current happenings at NursingCAS. The newsletter will feature:

  • User Updates to keep you in the loop, so you can keep your team and applicants in the loop.
  • NursingCAS by the Numbers, a metric to showcase application statistics and other relevant data.
  • NursingCAS Know-How, an in-depth examination of a NursingCAS feature.
  • Social Beat, which will feature nursing and admissions news from around the web.

 User Updates

Happy 2019! The NursingCAS team is prepared for the busy months ahead to support you and your applicants. Remember to add your upcoming recruitment events this year to the applicant events calendar.

Welcome New Schools
  • Berea College
  • Concordia College-Moorhead
  • Laboure College
  • Lakeview College of Nursing
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • North Dakota State University
  • Presentation College
  • Saint Francis University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Schreiner University
  • Stanbridge University
  • Texas State University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Western Carolina University – Cullowhee
2019-2020 Cycle Launch Announcement

The 2019 – 2020 NursingCAS Cycle will open on August 15, 2019. Consistent with last year, there will be a short crossover period when both application cycles will be open simultaneously.

The current, 2018 – 2019 NursingCAS Cycle will remain open through mid-September, and processing will be extended as well. This solution enables NursingCAS to eliminate downtime between cycles while maintaining an annual schedule for system updates, data-reporting, and operational efficiency. The final deadline to post on the 2018 – 2019 Cycle is September 15, if you have already added any programs with deadlines beyond that date please login to the CAS Configuration Portal and adjust them accordingly

More details and FAQs will be released by April. In the meantime, please reach out to the NursingCAS team with any questions.

Reminder: Submit your Enhancement Ideas

You can submit your ideas for new features and improvements to the application or WebAdMIT by using the NursingCAS Dashboard and clicking on the “Add Enhancement Idea” button. All ideas are considered, however, please note that we cannot guarantee when or if requests will be implemented.

Updated Terms of Service for Text Notifications

The title and Terms of Service for Text Notifications has been updated. The Terms of Service appear in a window. This section now states:

Text and Phone Authorization

I agree to the Terms of Service and to receive calls and/or texts at any phone number I have provided or may provide in the future, including any wireless number, from any entity associated with my application process, including but not limited to my designated schools and programs, the Liaison International support team, or the association for this Centralized Application Service.

Terms of Service:

  • These calls/texts may include automated outreach from the entities involved in the processing of your application.
  • I am not required to give this consent.
  • This consent will not impact my application in any way.
  • Message and data rates may apply to any text messages sent or received as part of my wireless plan or service.
  • I may change my response at any time using My Profile page.
  • I have read the additional information on the handling of my information in the Privacy Policy for this platform.

Previously, this section stated:

Text Notifications

I agree to the Terms of Service and authorize text messages to my mobile number above.

Terms of Service:

  • Liaison, its subsidiaries, and affiliates may call and/or text me at any phone number I have provided or may provide in the future, including any wireless number.
  • Those calls and/or texts may include pre-recorded telemarketing calls.
  • I am not required to give this consent.
  • This consent will not impact my application in any way.
  • Message and data rates may apply to any text messages sent or received as part of my wireless plan or service.
  • I may change my response at any time using the My Profile page.
Updated Master College Code List

We are committed to ensuring our Master College Code List includes the most up-to-date information. We processed these CEEB code updates. We recognize that these updates may affect current integrations between WebAdMIT and your institution’s SIS/ERP. Please review these updates and make any necessary changes to ensure your data continues to integrate successfully.

Note that the following colleges are included in the Master College Code List but won’t be available for applicants to select from in the application until January 11, 2019:

  • ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING COLLEGE (now EDP College of Puerto Rico) San Sebastian
  • Thompson Institute – Philadelphia

 By the Numbers

The operations team at Liaison has spent recent years investing in the personnel and infrastructure to improve customer service during the application process. The result is a significantly streamlined verification process contributing to much quicker turnaround.

 NursingCAS Know-How

Using the WebAdMIT List Manager – Composite Lists
WebAdMIT allows you to group and manage applicants by common criteria. Once you create a list, you can access it as needed and perform various actions. Lists are dynamic and update as your applicant pool changes. The List Manager allows you to create Field Lists based on data from the application, and Composite Lists based on existing Field Lists.

Creating Composite Lists

There are situations where you may wish to create a more advanced list, one that queries for applicants that match several criteria and/or several other criteria simultaneously. This can be accomplished using the Composite List feature. Specifically, composite lists allow you to combine “any” and “all” functions in one list. For example, you can create a list that contains:

  • All applicants residing in NY and in the Wait Listed Decision Code, and
  • All applicants residing outside of NY and in the Deferred Decision Code.
  1. Click New Composite List.
  2. Name the list, decide who can see it, and whether it will appear on your toolbar or not.
  3. Begin configuring criteria for your Composite List by selecting one of your previously created Field Lists from the drop-down, and selecting “applicant appears in list” or “applicant does not appear in list” as your operator.composite list.png
  4. Add one or more additional lists to use in your query.
  5. Select the option to match “any” or “all” of the rules.all or any composite list.png
  6. Click Submit.


Applying List Actions to Selected Applicants

Using the checkboxes in the first column of your search results, you can select multiple applicants and apply an action.

  • Assign Checked Applicants: Assign the selected applicants to a specific admission user (you must have at least one Assignment Type set up).
  • Interview Checked Applicants: Create an Interview for the selected applicants (you must have at least one Interview Type set up).
  • Change Checked Applicants’ Status: Change the Local Status for the selected applicants.
  • Email Checked Applicants: Send an email to the selected applicants.
  • Update Custom Fields for Checked Applicants: Update the custom fields that have been defined for selected applicants.
  • Accept Checked Applicants Requirement Criterion: Select a requirement and update the response to that requirement for the selected applicants (this function only appears if requirements are configured).
  • Export List NameExport the list to .csv, .xls, or .txt formats.
  • Edit List Rules: Return to list setup and change, add, or delete list criteria.

 Social Beat

New Citywide Nurse Residency Program Will Help Retention In New York Hospitals

A new citywide nurse residency program being implemented in New York hospitals is expected to help retention efforts and curb burnout among nurses.

Minnesota Universities Are Accelerating Change in Health Care Education, Including Nursing

To fill the industry pipeline, Minnesota colleges and universities are finding ways to make health care education more accessible to students.

AACN Kicks Off its 50th Anniversary Year!

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) celebrates five decades as the driving force for innovation and excellence in academic nursing.

Meet the 32-year-old Nurse Who Just Became the Youngest Black Woman in Congress

Lauren Underwood, representing the 14th Congressional District of Illinois, joined the most diverse group ever with a record 127 women.

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